Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 8/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Junior Guerra vs. Kyle Hendricks
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Junior Guerra for the Brewers and Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Milwaukee at +133 and Chicago at -143. The Brewers have a 58-60-3 over/under mark and a 65-56-0 run line record. The Cubs are 60-57-0 against the run line and have a 54-61-2 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 58-60-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 65-56-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 54-61-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 60-57-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/10/18 P Joakim Soria Thigh 10-day DL (08/10)
08/08/18 P Matt Albers Hamstring 10-day DL (08/07)
08/05/18 P Taylor Williams Elbow 10-day DL (08/03)
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
08/03/18 P Brian Duensing Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
07/26/18 3B Kris Bryant Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/21/18 P Anthony Bass Back 10-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 P Brandon Morrow Biceps 10-day DL (07/18)
06/27/18 P Justin Hancock Shoulder 60-day DL (06/26)
06/24/18 P Rob Zastryzny Back 10-day DL (06/24)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 60-day DL (05/23)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 67-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Junior Guerra has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 114 strikeouts over his 121.2 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 392 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 492 hitters and walked 182 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 945 base hits and 471 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 433 batters and struck out 1,042. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 117 hits this season in 387 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 117. Christian Yelich is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Brewers have 1,021 hits, including 187 doubles and 152 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 381 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,099 times as a unit. They have left 808 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 533 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 68-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.02, Kyle Hendricks has a 8-9 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 115 strikeouts over the 138.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 134 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 424 batters and walked 206 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 944 base knocks and 451 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 484 hitters and struck out 957 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Kyle Schwarber comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .363. He has 82 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 335 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 116. Willson Contreras is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 98 hits in 359 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Cubs as a unit have 1,075 base hits, including 214 doubles and 122 homers. Chicago has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 974 occasions. They have had 910 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 576 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -143
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